In another 10 days’ time, India and Sri Lanka will lock horns against each other in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series at Colombo. Former Indian batting great Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head Coach for this limited-overs series and the Indian team will be led by Shikhar Dhawan.
And, the Indian team spent more than 2 weeks in quarantine, and now their isolation period has ended. Rahul Dravid stated that it is good for the Indian players to get moving after 18 days of quarantine.
Dravid also added that there is a nice lawn with a lot of open space where the Indian cricket team can practice.
“It has been nearly 17-18 days that we have been in some sort of quarantine. Really good for the boys to get out and just get moving a little bit. A nice little area in front of the lawn before we practice tomorrow, we have an open space,” Dravid was quoted as saying in a video posted by the BCCI on Twitter.
Out of quarantine 👍
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2021
It is important that team bonding happens: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar opined that all the players are excited to come out of quarantine and there are a lot of fun activities happening. Kumar concluded by stating that team bonding is very important.
“Everyone was excited to come out, fun activities are happening. Everyone is enjoying it, this is the first day that we have gotten out and it is important that team bonding happens,” said Kumar.
This series against Sri Lanka will provide an opportunity for many players such as Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, and Chetan Sakariya to prove their worth at the international level.
The Sri Lankan side, on the other hand, is currently involved in a limited-overs series against England on England soil. The Sri Lankan outfit has experienced a poor run in the series against England so far. While they were whitewashed in the three-match T20I series, the Kusal Perera-led side has also lost the first 2 ODIs as well. The third and final ODI of the series will be played on 4th July 2021 at Bristol.